Amendment C278

Hawksburn Railway Station Precinct Extension

Amendment C278 seeks to extend the Hawksburn Railway Station Precinct Heritage Overlay (HO137) to include additional properties in Hawksburn Road and Toorak Road, South Yarra. 

Amendment adopted

At its meeting on 22 July 2019, Council considered the Panel report received for Amendment C278 and resolved to adopt the Amendment with changes.

Council has submitted the adopted Amendment to the Minister for Planning for approval.

Next steps

The Minister for Planning will consider the recommendations of the Panel and Council's adopted position and make a decision on whether to approve Amendment C278.

For more information, please contact Strategic Planning on 8290 1395 or email 



Amendment C278 was exhibited from 8 November 2018 to 10 December 2018. The exhibited documents can be found in the documents section below.

Consideration of submissions

Following exhibition, Council considered submissions at its 6 March 2019 meeting. Council adopted a position in support of Amendment C278, with changes and resolved to refer submissions to an independent panel appointed by the Minister for Planning.

Panel hearing and panel report

A directions hearing was held on 21 March 2019 at the Malvern Town Hall.

The panel hearing was held over two days on 15 and 16 April 2019 at the offices of Planning Panels Victoria.

Following the Panel, Council received the Panel report for Amendment C278 in June 2019. The Panel report recommended that C278 should be adopted with changes. 

All relevant panel documents including the panel report can be found in the documents section below.

Amendment C277 and C298 - Interim Heritage Controls

In July 2018, Council requested that the Minister for Planning prepare and approve an amendment to apply an interim Heritage Overlay to the properties in the proposed Hawksburn Precinct extension to the north and south.

The Minister for Planning approved the interim heritage controls on 29 November 2018 however, some properties were excluded from Council's original request. The following properties were not granted interim controls:

  • 43-65 Hawksburn Road (western side)
  • 364 Toorak Road
  • 74 Hawksburn Road

The interim heritage controls expire on 31 March 2020 (extended through Amendment C298 - gazetted 20 September 2019). A copy of the approved map can be found in the documents section below.


C278-Council-Minutes-Report-and-Attachments-25-06-18.pdf(PDF, 7MB)

Map-showing-proposed-C278-and-approved-C277-December-2018.pdf(PDF, 370KB)

Existing-Schedule-of-Buildings-for-Hawksburn-Railway-Precinct-HO137.pdf(PDF, 85KB)

C278 Panel Report

C278-Panel-Report.pdf(PDF, 985KB)

C278 Panel Hearing

C278-Panel-Timetable.pdf(PDF, 236KB)

C278-Panel-Contents-Page.pdf(PDF, 111KB)

C278-Part-A-Submission.pdf(PDF, 128KB)

C278-Part-A-Submission-Attachment-1-The-Hawksburn-Railway-Station-Precinct-Updated-Explanatory-Map.pdf(PDF, 325KB)

C278-Part-A-Submssion-Attachment-2-Zogoolas-v-Stonnington-City-Council-2019-VCAT-289.pdf(PDF, 312KB)

C278-Part-A-Submission-Attachment-3-Planning-Practice-Note-1-Applying-the-Heritage-Overlay-August-2018.pdf(PDF, 460KB)

C278-Stonnington-Expert-Evidence-Nigel-Lewis.pdf(PDF, 25MB)

C278-364-Toorak-Road-Expert-Evidence-Peter-Barrett.pdf(PDF, 1MB)

C278 Exhibited Documents

C278-001hoMap01.pdf(PDF, 360KB)

C278-Explanatory-Report.pdf(PDF, 108KB)

C278-Instruction-Sheet.pdf(PDF, 60KB)

C278-Hawksburn-Railway-Station-Precinct-Citation.pdf(PDF, 382KB)

C278-Proposed-Schedule-of-Buildings.pdf(PDF, 97KB)

C277 Approved Documents

C277-Planning-Scheme-Map.pdf(PDF, 1MB)

C277-Explanatory-Report.pdf(PDF, 29KB)

C277-Instruction-Sheet.pdf(PDF, 9KB)

C277-Heritage-Overlay-Schedule-tracked-changes.pdf(PDF, 228KB)